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Retrofit Oscars Beckon for Hamilton

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Hamilton Architects have won a place in the finals of the ‘Retrofit Oscars’.

John Bell House in Belfast has been shortlisted in the Housing over £5m category of the AJ Retrofit Awards 2017.

The final of these coveted awards is one of the highlights of the architectural year and takes place in The Brewery in London on 13th September.

This iconic city centre landmark, which offers 5 star student living accommodation, has already been recognised with the RICS Building Conservation Award 2017.

The design team were faced with the challenge of inserting a blend of 413 modern, ensuite bedroom units and studio apartments into a prominent listed building.

“They did so with minimal intervention to the historic fabric,” said the RICS judges. “The use of innovative design and traditional conservation principles means this building has been saved from neglect and regenerated into a living building once again.”

John Bell House is a joint venture between Lacuna Developments and Watkin Jones Group.